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Incredible Witcher cosplay shows gentler side to fearless Triss Merigold

Published: 28/Jan/2020 12:38

by David Purcell


Triss Merigold might be dubbed ‘Merigold the Fearless’ in The Witcher, although cosplayer Irene Meier has decided to show her gentler side with an unbelievable costume design. 

The popularity of The Witcher spans over a number of different communities, including those who read Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, players of the hit video game and the Netflix exclusive TV series.

Therefore, it’s no surprise to see that characters from the franchise are also starting to appear in the world of cosplay, either, where fans often dress up as different figures and try to recreate them in the most creative ways possible.

Triss Merigold in The Witcher 3
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Here’s how Triss Merigold looked in The Witcher 3 video game.

Instagram model Irine Meier, who has a staggering 751,000 followers on the platform at the time of writing, has had a go of recreating the look of Triss Merigold and the results are impeccable.

For those who don’t know already, Merigold is one of the best healers in The Witcher, carrying with her a number of potions. However, what’s funny about the character is that she’s actually allergic to the potions she carries, meaning healing others is very much her thing.

The cosplayer has shared many different outfits to her profile, but there’s no doubt that her take on the legendary Temerian sorceress of the 13th century is one of the best, and an instant hit with fans – attracting over 55,000 likes.

As the image above shows, Meier has done incredibly well to not only replicate the outfit, with a leaf green coat and gold trimming perfectly bringing the costume together but also the attention to detail for the photograph itself.

The setting very much fits the design of Merigold’s costume and wouldn’t look out of place if you saw this in a scene from the TV show or video game, that’s for sure.

Going one further, after noticing a slight difference about Triss’ character in the show, she completed another photoshoot showing what the “old school” version of Merigold the Fearless looks like.

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Everyone is talking about this new brunette Triss in town from the #witchernetflix but I hope that you still like my "old school" redhead Triss ?? I just made a new photoshoot which will be released on Patreon at the end of this month. Check it out if you're curious ❤️ #Witcher #witcher3 #TrissMerigold

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Meier also confirmed that this would be one of many photos to be included in her next Patreon drop. The first image, seen earlier, will be included in her cosplay calendar, which is available to buy now via her Instagram page.

Other designs that she’s completed in the past include Lara Croft, Ciri from The Witcher and more, but these ones might be up there with the very best.


Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph Cosplay
Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.